Greg Street, better known as “face of the franchise” Ghostcrawler, is leaving Blizzard. Here’s his official announcement:
You know that part at the end of raid night when the final boss is dead and you’re done handing out loot and everyone kind of goes their separate ways? Yeah, this is one of those times.
We just came off of a great BlizzCon. We had so many different games to talk about, and we were thrilled at the reception of Warlords of Draenor. It was great to meet or reconnect with so many of you. I love BlizzCon dearly, which makes it so hard to tell you that this will be my last one, or at least my last one up on stage. An opportunity has come my way, and I have made the very tough decision to move on from Blizzard.
I wanted to thank all of you for being a part of this grand quest. I have said a hundred times that having passionate gamers, including the angry ones, is a far better place to be than having a community that doesn’t care. You all care. Like us, you want the game to be the best that it can be. So I ask you to keep on providing your feedback. I promise (and I rarely promise!) that the developers care very much about what you have to say.
I’ll be out there, and I can’t imagine it will be that hard to find me.
P.S. No, you can’t have a pony. Or a moose. Or a mantis shrimp. Or a tardigrade. Or a crab. Keep trying though.
P.P.S. I play a Holy Priest.
GC helped save my own WoW endeavors at one point. After speaking with Frostheim at a Blizzcon, Frost pointed out that hunter pets were about to be unable to defense cap, thus making it harder for soloing and tanking. GC listened, understood the concern, and very quickly a defense-capping ability was added to pet abilities (one that we have to this day). At the time, I was deep into pet tanking, so this was a godsend for me. So thanks, Greg. I can’t imagine how much he had to put up with in terms of fan criticism, but he was an unwavering source of news and optimism, and the WHU wishes him well in his future endeavors.
Now, I’ll save my “I told you so” about Priests always having a good time of things for another day. For now…
I mean /salute